Man waving knife attacks officer, officer shoots

OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are releasing more information on an officer-involved shooting that sent one man to the hospital on Thursday evening.

Around 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, police were called to a tattoo shop near N.W. 17th St. and Portland Ave.

Witnesses say 29-year-old Marquis Peques was ducking down in the bed of a pickup truck and then raising up, swinging a knife.

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Marquis Peques

Workers at the tattoo parlor were able to talk Peques into handing over the knife.

That’s when police say he walked across the street and went inside a laundromat, where he continued to cause a disturbance.

Crowds watched for hours as investigators gathered evidence, but Steve Brundell was right next door to the tattoo parlor when police say a man with a knife got out of control.

“They said he just came up and he was waving a knife, and they called police,” said Brundell.

When the first officer arrived, police say he confronted the man.

Investigators say Peques wrestled the officer to the ground, and began punching him repeatedly.

That’s when the officer shot him.

Paramedics rushed Peques to the hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

Those in the area say the suspect is a familiar face there.

“He walks through here everyday,” said Brundell.

He never expected the man to attack a person.

The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave.